Rock bottom

Rock bottom

A place for the forgotten

It’s renown for being bleak

Usually reserved for the lost and weak

But I would disagree

Rock bottom, Isn’t for the forgotten

It’s where people have drawn lines in the sand

And decide to take a stand

It’s a place to recharge the soul

To reassess life goals

To decide which battles need to be won

And consider hurdles yet to be overcome

We cross paths with strangers in this place called rock bottom

Strangers who’ve made peace with their past and teach us that the bad days soon pass

They remind you that getting lost is ok, whilst you find your own way

It’s a place filled with hope, a place to learn new ways to cope

Burned bridges can be rebuilt, as you work through your guilt

Closed doors will reopen, by your actions and words unspoken

You can shape that negative attitude into warm feeling if gratitude

You learn to stop being a slave to the past as you lay your past mistakes to rest

And start to feel less stressed

Aspirations for change come into fruition as you make your transition

Some people stay longer until they feel stronger

Either way

It doesn’t matter how long they stay

This place people call rock bottom

Isn’t for the forgotten

It’s a place for fresh starts


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4 thoughts on “Rock bottom

  1. I like this poem because it says a lot about how we decide to recover. I am a strong believer in looking back to rock bottom so we can appreciate how we’ve grown and overcome the demons. It can also help us see how we can approach the future. I think this could be used as a motivational tool or a confidence builder in a recovery group. Could help people see their real power and strengths through character analysis. Respect.

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